The 5-year survival of 253 patients with ovarian malignancy of epithelial origin is reviewed.
The results obtained from postpartum insertion of the combined multiload copper intra-uterine device (M L Cu 250) are presented.
A clinical study was done of 80 patients in whom abruptio placentae was severe enough to cause intra-uterine death of the fetus.
Three different techniques for epidural block were used and compared in an attempt to lower the incidence of fetal heart deterioration patterns occurring after the block.
In a 2-year period 1 987 patients had a combined ultrasonic A and B scan between 16 and 30 weeks' gestation.
In this report we analyse the results of a questionnaire sent to 341 hospitals throughout the Republic and South West Africa, asking for details of their caesarean section rate and obstetric anaesthetic techniques used.
The relative merits of right and left lateral tilt were assessed in 75 parturients at elective caesarean section.
A method of low suprapubic amniocentesis after elevation of the fetal head during vaginal examination has been found to be a safe and valuable obstetric procedure.
The amniotic fluid of 250 patients in the third trimester of pregnancy was examined for surfactant content by means of the bubble test and total phospholipid estimation.
The bubble test was compared with the lecithin-sphingomyelin (LIS) ratio and total phospholipids (TPL) test as a measure of fetal lung surfactant in the amniotic fluid.
The fat cell count in amniotic fluid samples from 100 patients was compared with the lecithin-sphingomyelin (L/S) ratio and total phospholipid content.
A close correlation was found between amniotic fluid volume measured by using para-aminohippuric acid and the clinical assessment of volume.
The clinical course of a primiparous patient who presented in premature labour at 31 weeks' gestation is descriptionbed.